Tuesday, February 24, 2009




PARIS; 4/2-4/4

Photos by McPig and ricoeurian on Flickr

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pear and Brie Quesadilla

Two summers ago, I took a nude charcoal-drawing class in New Haven. There was a cute little cafe on the street that the studio was on, so one day after class my friend and I decided to try it out. I ordered a brie and pear quesadilla with mango salsa--to this day, I still dream about how incredible it tasted.

I was in the grocery store last week and my eyes fell upon a wedge of brie and later an Asian pear. Obviously I knew what I had to do. {Isn't the jacket protecting the pear so cute?}

How do you make a pear and brie quesadilla you ask? Well the answer is quite simple!

Slice up a pear. Eat half of the slices because it is a delicious juicy pear, then place the other half on one half of a tortilla.

Slice up the wedge of brie and lay them across the pear slices.

Grill until melted, cut into wedges, and eat!

Seriously, I was a bit apprehensive when I first ordered this at the cafe. But try it if you haven't!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


If, in these times of economic recession and college, I had an extra $235 lying around...

I would definitely buy these for spring.


Pour La Victoire "Felicia", via Piperlime

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I actually took pictures in the daylight today!
{Sort of...the weather was a bit gloomtastic}

Blue top H&M
Tank top Old Navy
Necklace 1000 Villages
Skirt H&M
Leggings Target
Boots Macys

The best part of my day was probably yoga and peanut butter oatmeal. Somewhat contradictory, but I'm sick and I don't care!

P.S. IthinkI'mgoingtoParisinApril!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


What I wore today.

The reason this outfit is not pictures on myself is because a) It was way too dark to take a decent outfit photo by the time I got home, and b) I'm sick and look like Rudolph.

Gray polo Hollister
Blue shirt Gap
Scarf Old Navy
Necklace, bracelet Gifts
Watch Betsey Johnson
Jeans Gap



1. I would like to know why I get colds so often. I eat fruit and take my vitamins, dammit! I miss being able to breath out of my right nostril.

2. Cheap yogurt that tastes bad tastes better frozen.

3. I cleaned a squid in my cooking class today: broke the head off, pulled out the insides and bone, snipped off the eyes, pulled out the tooth, and cut it up. Turns out, I don't even like fried calamari.

4. I need to catch up on fashion week. Which I will do now, instead of reading about Aristotle for class tomorrow.

5. I would really like to be Viktor's friend. And speak Deutsch.

6. For goodness sakes, if you haven't watched this yet PLEASE DO.

P.S. For my Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability class we got to choose a project on pretty much anything fashion related, so I would like to interview fashion bloggers about their impact and the impact in general fashion has on blogging and vice versa. If anyone is interested, please let me know! I know this is a baby blog though, so I will be e-mailing a few of you about it too :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Hey you!

Yeah, that's right. YOU.

I used to use Google Reader to follow all the blogs I read, but it recently got all pissy with me so I made the (much belated) change to Bloglovin'. I love it.

If you use Bloglovin', please follow my blog? Click the little "+" over to the right and that's it!
You won't regret it, I promise.

Curved Ring

While browsing Moxsie the other day, I came across this ring by Bijules.


I'm sort of in love.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Typical tourist-y pictures.

I went to Rome on Saturday. We visited the Pope, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. This may be sacrilig to say while living here, so I'll whisper it:

I like Rome better than Florence.

It reminded me a lot of New York City for some reason. A very old New York City.

And, Rome had better pizza.


I'm excited that the fashion weeks begin tomorrow! Too bad NY's isn't looking that great.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This is Aaron, my super-amazing boyfriend.

We met a little over three years ago. Our first date included the British Art Gallery, the Green, Urban Outfitters, and Yorkside Pizza in New Haven.

{He told me that he would start reading this if I introduced him}

He's coming to visit me in March!

Hi babe :)


Just in case you were wondering.

I started my second semester of college yesterday.

Highlights of it so far have been:
  • dropping Italian language
  • mini chocolate souffles and sparkling red wine {I dare you to try Brachetto D'Acqui; you'll probably die from its amazingness}
  • having Wednesday & Friday OFF
Low points:
  • seriously, why are there so many bimbos here this semester?
  • I'm very steadily becoming as broke as a board
  • it's raining and won't stop raining until maybe April {my rainboots can only look cute for so long}
I'm going to try to go to the Uffizi gallery tomorrow to get cultured.


I noticed Looklet while reading Fashion Squad this morning, and started playing around with it. Basically, you get to dress real 3-D models up in clothing and accessories! (Sort of like Polyvore, but better) Looklet is still in a beta version so there's not too much you can do with it yet, but the site looks promising. You need an invitation code to join, so check out the Fashion Squad post.

Very fun!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Too Faced Favorites

Last Saturday, my mom and I headed over to our local Ulta for their Too Faced & Confessions of a Shopaholic makeover event. I'm a sucker for makeovers and had signed the two of us up a week earlier after I heard the word "free" come out of the cashier's mouth.

When we got there, both of us had the opportunity to choose one of three looks. I chose the everyday-at-the-office smokey eye look since I wanted to learn a little more about how to create one.

Both of our makeup artists were incredibly friendly. Mine gave me a smokey eye with brown shadow, a black shadow liner, and a emerald-green liquid liner on top. After the eye was created, she used Too Faced's Wrinkle Injection cream on my t-zone. I was absolutely amazed at how matte the cream made my shiny nose look! It's always the shiniest part of my face, and as soon as she applied it I knew I had to buy it and make it a part of my routine.

Too Faced Wrinkle Injection - $26.50

Then she finished my look by filling in my eyebrows, adding some blush and bronzer, as well as their famous Lash Injection mascara, which my mom and I got free samples of after the makeovers were complete. I love this mascara (I still love Chanel and Maybelline more, but this is up there too) and it makes me feel as though I have fake eyelashes on without looking well...fake.

Too Faced Lash Injection (regular size) - $19.50

Finally, my artist completed my makeover with this perfect shade of lipstick called "Cupcake"! I always have such a hard time picking a shade that looks good with the rest of my makeup, and as soon as I saw this product, I knew I had to have it as well. (It's even infused with champagne!)

Since I wasn't a huge fan of my final look (all of it was way to heavy for me; I had to wash it off as soon as I got home) I didn't take any after pictures. So instead, here's a before and after picture of me from today.

No makeup; ahhh!

After using some Clinique moisturizer, TF Wrinkle Injection, translucent powder, TF Mascara, Nars Blush in Orgasm, and TF Lip of Luxury in Cupcake. Wheee!

And there you have it: three of my new favorite beauty products!